Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme
What do bird boxes, bee hotels, fire woks and nature experts all have in common?
They are all available free to schools as part of Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. This outdoor learning grant fund has two elements – a free outdoor learning training and £500 of equipment for schools.
Find out more by clicking here
If your school is interested and needs any assistance with the application please let Services for Schools know.
October Half Term Sports Camps
GO Gateshead Sports Camps Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 9am - 3pm
Want to get the kids off the couch during the school holidays? Then why not join one of GO Gateshead's sports camps at Gateshead Leisure Centre.
Perfect for children aged 8-14 years, the camps will offer a fantastic range of activities from, Clip n' Climb to trampolining, badminton to basketball, swimming to dodgeball. Your kids will stay active, have fun and make friends.
Getting children active is not only our passion - it's something we're great at too. We provide children with the opportunity to try new sports, have fun, and really make the most of the school holidays. You can trust GO Gateshead to provide a service that is enjoyable, positive and safe.
Our Sports Camps are suitable for children between 8-14 years and cost £15 per day. Lunch is not included in the price and children should bring a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch from the cafe.
Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 9am - 3pm Book Now
Council solicitor urges schools to exercise caution when changing supplier for photocopier leases
A number of schools have had difficulties recently with their photocopier contracts and early termination fees which in some cases has resulted in many thousands of pounds in debt and formal court action.
Please read the attached article advising schools on points they need to consider before changing supplier.
If you would like any further information please contact me on:-
Legal, Democratic and Property
Corporate Services and Governance
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH.
Tel No: (0191) 433 2382
Fax No: (0191) 433 2103
Sugar Swap for Kids
Make a sugar swap!
Did you know just one or two everyday swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is having, while still keeping them happy?
Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines. That's 8 cubes too many each day!
Half of the sugar in our children's diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings.
But it's easy to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products. Get help with swaps and tips
Change4Life is here to help your family cut back on sugar, with lots of great tips and ideas, so you can make some simple swaps:
•try our top sugar swaps
•discover easy ways to make a swap when you next shop
•read our top swap tips
•see the full list of Change4Life sugar swaps
•use our sugar calculator to see how much sugar your kids could be having in a day
But first, take a look at how much sugar is too much! The maximum daily amounts of sugar are:
Please click here to navigate to the Change for Life website